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    '07 RT - good deal?

    Looking for opinions. I'm considering at a 2007 RT w/44K for $10,000. It's a rental from Eagle Rider. Is this reasonable?

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    That's a little less than half the new out-the-door price (for a '07).
    How does it ride?
    How does it run?
    General condition?

    Are you familiar with this rental group? (service record?)
    Like buying a rental car, I would be wary but it's not necessarily a deal breaker.

    Good hunting!

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    Well, I know how I ride a rental bike... There are lots of RTs for sale, keep looking.
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    The miles are a non issue if the maintenace records are there to go with the bike. Sure, a rental "may" have some tough miles on it, but I would assume most BMW riders are reasonable with any bike they ride.

    Unless the bike has been beat up its a reasonable buy. The clutch should easily go for another 60,000 miles before needing replacing, as long as the bike has not been abused.
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    I'm moving this to Hexheads since it's more related to that forum, and lots of people there will be able to give you some idea of value..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDenson View Post
    Looking for opinions. I'm considering at a 2007 RT w/44K for $10,000. It's a rental from Eagle Rider. Is this reasonable?
    I bought my 06 in 11/09 for 10k... so that sounds a bit high to me... particularly for a rental bike...BTW, just 18k miles...

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    I don't believe this to be a great deal. The problem I would have is the previous use of the bike. I would almost be willing to bet the clutch has been slipped excessively and the bike *ridden like it's stolen*.

    Although I think the 07 is the best of the bunch, I'd look elsewhere, or at the least get a warranty that will offer some peace of mind for the next year.

    Replacing a clutch is a significant expense.
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    +1 on what Steve said.

    Not at 10K. Maybe 8.5K

    The 07 or 08 are an ideal pick right now from used but I think you can do better if patient and look a little more.

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    Thanks

    Thanks for all the feedback. I think I will keep looking and just stay with my '03 CLC.

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